Ayyyy, roy­al­ties trial may bring hap­pier days

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY TV -

Amer­i­can judge has de­nied a mo­tion by the mak­ers of Happy Days to dis­miss claims by sev­eral former cast mem­bers that they are owed roy­al­ties on DVD sales. Su­pe­rior Court Judge El­iz­a­beth Allen White’s rul­ing on Tues­day clears the way for a trial on whether ac­tors An­son Williams, Mar­ion Ross (pic­tured), Don Most, Erin Mo­ran and the widow of Tom Bosley (also pic­tured, at left) may be owed roy­al­ties on the use of their im­ages in DVD pack­ag­ing. CBS Stu­dios and Para­mount Pic­tures sought to have their claims dis­missed, ar­gu­ing the group was prop­erly paid. Lawyer Jon Pfeif­fer says the group has re­ceived pay­ments for sev­eral other types of mer­chan­dise since they sued in April 2011. He says the un­paid roy­al­ties are worth up to an es­ti­mated $US500,000.

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